Thursday, October 23, 2008


You girls are blessed with some amazing cousins.  We do not get to visit with everyone, but we do get to see Frankie, Micah, & Ruthie more often.  Abi, since you & Frankie are 6 months apart; and Jillian, you and Micah are 6 months apart - you often form partnerships with each other.  (Sorry, Ruthie - I told your mama to stick with the pattern so Stella would have a little partner, but . . . now she really has some catching up to do).
Whenever we are together, you guys automatically separate into these little teams.  Too cute.  I remember a few times at the zoo when you guys were each other's partners, and whenever Tia Sarah would say, 'Where's your partner?  Stay with your partner.'  Frankie would holler, 'Partner!  Come here partner!' You guys are just so darn cute together - when you are playing/sharing nicely.  Surprisedly, that is more often than not.
It's fun how you guys think of each other.  You draw each other pictures, make crafts for each other, want to call each other on the phone.  It's like you have made permanent impressions on each other's hearts, and you're still so young.  Watching you guys is like looking at this amazing picture.  So many things stand out, and are so different - but it's the individual beauty seen collectively in the picture that makes it so memorable.
Now adding Stella, Chloe, Claire, and Ruthie to the mix is fun.  Frankie & Micah already felt a protectiveness with you little ones, and always wanted to hold you, help you, and carry you.  Sweet Ruthie now has 7 'older' ones to protect her, play with her, touch her & 'borrow' her toys.  I'm curious to see how you guys continue to grow up together & knowing that Frank & Sarah are raising your cousins to love God with all of their mind, heart, body & soul = I really cannot wait to see how you all will glorify God & make an impact on His Kingdom.



I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Cousins are great. I wish my kids and their cousins were closer in age so they would play together more often. I love the photos!

Jocasta said...

You are so lucky having a large extended family - looks like so much fun and such a great way to grow up

girlytwins said...

Awwww. Cousins are the best. I love th epic of the four cousins at the beach. So cute. We feel very lucky too to have such great cousins nearby to share family time with :)